Sensing Sound: Neurobiology of the Acquisition of a Novel Sense and its Societal Impact: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Sensing Sound: Neurobiology of the Acquisition of a Novel Sense and its Societal Impact

1st Edition

By Bernd Fritzsch

CRC Press

225 pages | 8 Color Illus. | 20 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781138497177
pub: 2020-04-15
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Table of Contents

Introduction – Defining novelty in the neurosensory system. Making a new ear – evolving mechanosensation for gravity orientation and transforming it into sound detection. Connecting novel sensory input to the brain: how to make new neuronal networks inside existing and needed connections. Sound processing boundaries for auditory signal processing promotes but also constraints communication and thus social networking. The evolution of the auditory system as a blueprint for sensory expansions using established principles – evolving new senses to expand the perceived world.

About the Author

Bernd Fritzsch, received his Ph.D. from TU Darmstadt, Germany and is a leader in the field of inner ear neuroembryology and evolution. His early work concentrated on eye-muscle innervation development and evolution. iA major aspect of his research concentrates on the evolutionary origin of the mammalian organ of Corti and spiral ganglion cells. In addition to his extensive research work and contributions to lectures and presentations, he is currently a professor at the University of Iowa and the director at the Center of Aging.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Audiology & Speech Pathology
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Microbiology
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety